Government Information Specialist

US Government, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

This is a bargaining unit position with AFGE Local 228
This is not a (drug) testing designated position (TDP). This position is located in the Small Business Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals in Washington, D.C. Incumbent has knowledge of FOI/PA statutes, regulations, legal precedents, various laws, and practices governing case activities of the office to manage the agency FOI/PA program


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Job Grade: 11
Total Openings: 1


Provide guidance to SBA program offices on policy, processes, legislation, and regulations, in addition to staying abreast of developments in FOI/PA law Assist the Chief FOI/PA in the day-to-day functions, and maintenance of the Agency’s FOIA program. Manages Agency FOIA Case Management System, reviews incoming FOI/PA requests for completeness, assesses fee waivers and requests for expedited processing. Acts as a point of contact to the public, special interest groups, and media officials for assistance on their FOIA requests. Assists in coordinating Agency FOIA training.


GS-11: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector: Analyzing and evaluating legal decisions and case files to identify relevant issues; assists with drafting appeal responses; communicate with the public as FOIA liaison; process responses to FOIA requests and assist in office administration. GS-12: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following tasks: Preparing, analyzing, and drafting responses to FOIA and Privacy Act appeals, analyzing and evaluating procedural matters affecting Agency FOIA processing; Reviewing incoming FOIA requests for assignment Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM’s Qualifications web site: Government Information Series, 0306 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions at the next level lower than the position being filled. All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 09/21/2022.

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